Dances of Universal Peace

Audio Clips – Newport

Newport 3-8-13

Messages of Yeshua (Jesus’ name in Aramaic) include unveiling the divine light within our own hearts, seeing the Christ essence in others, compassion, mercy, grace, peace, faith, forgiveness.  These messages also exist within other traditions.

1-Om Ram Ramaya Svaha – (Hindu) Hail to the perfection of Ram, and to the perfection that resides within you.

2-Ashem Vohu.mp3 (Zoroastrian) Ashem – Divine Light;  Vohu – Resides within your heart.

3-Nethqadash Shmakh (Aramaic/Christian) – creating holy place within

4-I Am Alive (Jewish)

5-Green Grows the Tree (short gathering version)

6-Sura Of Love (Islam/Sufi)

7-Responsory: In to your hands Oh Lord … I Commend My Spirit (Christian)

8-Where Do You Seek Me… Here I Am


Leaders: Pat, Stephen

Musicians: Qahira (native flute, drums, guitar), Stephen (guitar)


Newport 2-8-13

Dance Leader: Stephen

Musicians: Dave Chiller (percussion), Stephen (guitar)

1-Om Gum
Om Gum Ganapatayei Namaha

2-Sarva Mangalam
Sarva Mangalam – May All Beings be Happy
Om Mane Pedme Hung – Jewel in the Lotus unfolding; we all have the seed of enlightenment within us

3-Meke Aloha
With Love

4-Wise Earth
The Earth that is Wise and Old… Dreams in Her Sleep and Stirs

5-Nayaz Dance
Beloved Lord, Almighty God
Beloved Lord, Almighty God
Through the rays of the Sun
Through the waves of the Air
Through the all-pervading life in space
Purify and revivify us
And, we pray, heal our bodies, hearts and soul
And, we pray, heal our bodies, hearts and soul

6-Trumpet Zikr
Balancing Sun and Moon

7-Steady On The Path
Muqtadir, Ya Qadir, Ya Matin Hu Allah
Muqtadir – actualize the divine purpose of our soul, and puts us on a particular path to God.
Qadir – limitless power moving the universe toward a specific destination
Matin – the strength to be steady and grounded under all circumstances

8-Send Us The Peace
Send Us The Peace of thy Divine Peace and Unite us All in they Perfect Being.

9-Thy Light Is In All Forms
Thy Light Is In All Forms, Thy Love in all Beings


Newport NYE 2012

Newport Global Peace Dance

December 31, 2012

Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, Interfaith Community for Peace & Justice, and Newport Dances of Universal Peace.

Guest Leader: Aziza Yolanda Aguirre
Guest Musician: Kate Schuyler (recorder)
Impromptu drummer: Jason
Leader & Guitarist: Stephen Pierce


2012 NYE Global Peace Dance Program

When fully present we have direct access to Unity with our higher states, community, the Earth, all living creatures, and Divine. Tonight’s program offers a New Beginning through presence, devotional singing, dance, prayer, and sharing open hearts in our community.

A New Beginning… connecting with the Divine to…

Seek guidance for your life path.  Ask for what you [really] want.

Dances tonight honor 7 traditions: Christian, Christian/Aramaic, Islamic, Sufi, Buddhist, Jewish, Native Culture, Hindu

8:30-9p – Potluck snacks and social time

9p-10:10p – First Dances

Walking Guided Meditation

1.  Amen Alleluia – Christian

Praise The Lord!

2.  Ancestors Sky People – Native

Guided by Ancestors in our New Beginning

3.  Kwan Zeon Bosai – Buddhist

Connecting with Compassion

4.  Kadosh Shemayiem – Jewish

Trans: Kadosh – Holy; Shemayiem – Heavens

We create a Holy space in our hearts, community, this room. Heaven as a state of being that is available as we experience Unity through attunement to light, sound, and these sacred phrases.

5.  Ram Nam Pranam Partner Dance – Hindu

Trans: Sri Ram Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram Om – Victory to God

This mantra is best known as a Peace mantra as used by Gandhi


10:10p-10:30p – Potluck Social Break

10:30p-Midnight – Second Dances

1.  Come, Come Whoever You Are – Sufi

Even though you’ve broken your vows a thousand times, come, come again.  La IllahaIl Allah – there is only the One God.

2.  Go Sweep Out the Chambers (of your heart) – Sufi – SKIPPED

Make it Ready to be the dwelling of the Beloved. When you depart, Love will Enter. In you void of yourself. God will display his/her beauties.

3.  Lord Make me an Instrument – Christian – SKIPPED

St. Francis of Assisi Prayer. Lord make me an instrument of thy peace. For it’s in giving that we receive. And, it’s in pardoning that we are pardoned. And it’s in dying, that we are born to eternal life.

4.  Tey Tey Malkutahk – Christian/Aramaic

Trans: Tey Tey – “Come Come”; Malkutahk – “Divine I Can” “Thy Kingdom Come”.  Nehywey Tzveyanakh – “Thy will be done”.

We align our vision and calling with the will of God, and invoke the I Can of Creation to walk our destiny.

5.  Almighty Peace – Islam

Allah Ho Akbar – “God is Great” and “Peace is Power”

Ya Salaam – Calling on Divine Almighty Peace

We call on God to bring Peace and Unity within our hearts and our actions.

6.  Ya Fattah – Sufi

Let me do thy will Allah (Oh Lord)

Ya Fattah – The opener of the way. Brings great power to clear the obstacles and open the path of your life for success, your New Beginning, aligned with Unity and Divine Will.

Dance leaders: Aziza Yolanda Aguirre (Seattle), Stephen Pierce (Monmouth)

Musicians: Kate Schuyler (Recorder), Stephen Pierce (Guitar)

Newport Rumi Night 12-14-12

Newport 12-14-12

This was one of the most delicious dances ever!  Listening to the audio was wonderful, but it did not capture the expressions of the heart that were present.  It seemed that everyone was wide open… tears falling as easily as smiles and laughs.  A beautiful evening for which I am grateful.


There is a burning in the heart I want
It is a burning a want more than anything
It is a burning in the heart I want, that calls God secretly in the night…

Opening Walk and Poem “Rigged”

It’s rigged — everything, in your favor.
So there is nothing to worry about.
Is there some position you want,
some office, some acclaim, some award, some con, some lover, maybe two, maybe three, maybe four — all at once, maybe a relationship with God?

I know there is a gold mine in you, when you find it
the wonderment of the earth’s gifts you will lay aside
as naturally as does a child a doll.

But, dear, how sweet you look to me kissing the unreal: comfort, fulfill yourself, in any way possible — do that until you ache, until you ache,
then come to me again.

— Rumi


I am neither Christian, nor Jewish, nor Muslim. Doing away with duality,
I saw the two worlds as one. I seek One, I know One, I see One, and I call One.
— Rumi

Dance 1: Walk to the Well

Walk to the Well
Turn as the Earth and the Moon Turn
Circling What They Love
Whatever Circles Comes from the Center

Dance 2: Out Beyond

Out beyond ideas of right and wrong
There is a field I’ll meet you there
And we shall let  the beauty we love
Be what we dare

Dance 3: Be Melting Snow

Subhan   Allah   Subhan     Allah
La   Illah  Ha Il  Allah, La Illah ha il Allah
Be Melting Snow,  Be Melting Snow
Wash Yourself of yourself, Wash yourself of yourself

Gathering from break Dance 4: Only Love

Only Love, is Flowing Here, Only Love is Flowing Here
La   Illah  Ha Il  Allah, La Illah ha il Allah

Dance 5: Come, Come Again

Come, come whoever you are
Even though you’ve broken your vows a thousand times,
Come, come again
Ya Mevlana Ruh Allah, La   Il Allah
Ya Mevlana Ruh Allah, La   Il Allah


It’s a habit of yours to walk slowly.
You hold a grudge for years.
With such heaviness, how can you be modest?
With such attachments, do you expect to arrive anywhere?

Be wide as the air to learn a secret.
Right now you’re equal portions clay
and water, thick mud.

Abraham learned how the sun and moon and the stars all set.
He said, No longer will I try to assign partners for God.

You are so weak. Give up to grace.
The ocean takes care of each wave
till it gets to shore.

You need more help than you know.
You’re trying to live your life in open scaffolding.

Say Bismillah, In the name God,
As the priest does with the knife when he offers an animal.

— Rumi

Dance 6: Pieces of Cloud

This is how I would die, In to the love I have for you
This is how I would die, In to the love I have for you
As Pieces of Cloud, dissolve in sunlight, as pieces of cloud, dissolve in sunlight
La   Illah  Ha Il  Allah, La Illah ha il Allah, La   Illah  Ha Il  Allah, La Illah ha il Allah
Hu Allah Hu, Hu Allah Hu, Hu Allah Hu, Hu Allah, Hu

Closing Poem: Don’t go back to sleep

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.

— Rumi


Newport 3-10-2012

Unfortunately, the record button was not pushed, so no audio from this dance.

Dance leaders and Musicians: Nasim/Cosmos from Eugene & Stephen


  • Allahu Ahud
  • Ancestor Sky People
  • Heart Sutra
  • I Am Alive


  • Only Love (zikr dance)
  • No Part Left Out
  • Om Namo Shivaya
  • Tey Tey Malkutakh
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